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Estelle Taylor Morgan
Estelle Taylor Morgan, 89, of Lexington, SC passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born December 30, 1929, in Elmore County, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Ernest and Molly Ramsey Taylor. She was an actively involved member of Lexington Baptist Church for 60 years and was the last surviving member of a book club that met for over 50 years. She was a Friend of the Library in Lexington, SC, Southport, NC, and Oak Island, NC.
After many years of working at the Lexington Baptist Association and Lexington Presbyterian Church, Estelle became the first ever church secretary of Red Bank Baptist Church. In addition to her professional career, Estelle taught adult literacy to community members, as well as inmates through a prison ministry. The final chapter of her career was spent working at LRADAC, finally retiring at age 75. Estelle told her family she always kept Tylenol in her desk drawer because coworkers would ask her for some, but she claimed she never once had a headache of her own.
Estelle had an infectious laugh and witty sense of humor. Her family remembers that with any word or phrase, she had a song at the ready. Estelle lived a long, healthy life, 89 years without any major illness or surgery. She moved into Oakleaf Retirement Community voluntarily in September of 2018 and continued to live her life to the fullest until passing peacefully in her sleep.
Estelle was preceded by her beloved husband of 53 years, Dumah Harold “Turk” Morgan, Jr., whom she continued loving every day of her life. She is survived by daughters Nickie Morgan Bass (Jimmy) and Jane Morgan Shealy (Joey); sons David Morgan (Donna) and Paul Dumah Morgan (Amber); grandchildren Caroline Morgan Grimwood (Greg), Amanda Shealy, John David Morgan, Kevin Shealy (Ethan), Daniel Morgan, Michelle “Molly” Morgan Sprayberry (Ryan), Connor Morgan, and Dylan Morgan; great-grandchildren Abigail Grimwood, McKenzie Grimwood, and David Lee Morgan.
Having attended The University of Alabama and being a lifelong avid reader, Estelle loved both elephants and her local public library. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Estelle to either the Lexington County Public Library by calling (803)-785-2600 or to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee by visiting www.elephants.com. At 2,700 acres, The Elephant Sanctuary is North America’s largest natural habitat refuge for captive elephants, providing safe refuge and companionship to 27 elephants retired from performance and exhibition.
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Barr-Price Funeral Home in Lexington. Services for Mrs. Morgan will commence at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Lexington Memorial Gardens. Rev Butch Powell will officiate.